Category Archives: Church Fathers

128 Source Greek Text for NT Translation

Initially anybody who required a copy of the original autographs of the epistles, gospels or any other part of the New Testament had to make his own, or employ a scribe to make a copy. These copies were usually made … Continue reading

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125 To Swear or Not; 1 Timothy 2:7.

In 1 Timothy 2:5 – 7 we are confronted with an extremely important difference. To add or remove the words “in Christ” is not something to be taken lightly. It indeed changes the statement into an oath or visa versa! … Continue reading

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105 Was Paul “a baby” or “gentle” among the Thessalonians?

105. Babes or gentle 1Thes. 2:7 In 1 Thessalonians 2:6 – 7 Paul stresses his and his fellow apostles’ position towards the congregation in the form of a couplet. In a couplet the second sentence accentuates the first. But in … Continue reading

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97 The New Testament Irenaeus used.

You should love your enemies Irenaeus (±135 – 202 A.D.) was a student of Polycarp who had been taught by John the disciple himself. This exceptional man had been the bishop of Lugdunum (Lyons) in Gaul (France) in his later … Continue reading

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79 Meeting on the way, Mat. 28:9

Meeting on the way, Matthew 28:9 When one becomes aware of how many differences there are between older and modern versions of the Bible, one can become alarmed. But when someone attributes these differences and omissions to one or the … Continue reading

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74. Hearing mistakes Rev.1:5

Hearing mistakes Rev. 1;5 Have you ever made a hearing mistake? Let’s assume you have to translate the following sentence and is confronted by two manuscripts, the one reading: “MAY THE SUN ALWAYS ENLIGHTEN YOUR WAY”. The other says: “MAY … Continue reading

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67 Murder of the Bethlehem Children. Mat.2:18

Murder of the Bethlehem Children. Mat.2:18 When Jesus was born and soon afterwards, some terrible things happened because Satan wanted to prevent Him growing up and bring the salvation to mankind as was ordained even before the creation of earth. … Continue reading

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